What do others have to say...?
"Allison has provided me numerous invaluable insights and business strategies specifically tailored to respond to the unique chemistry of a husband and wife owned company." Linda Gates, Partner Gates + Associates Landscape Architects, San Ramon, CA
"Allison has helped me and other business owners I know get more out of our business. She is very bright, insightful and energetic. Over the years that I’ve strategized with her, I’ve been impressed with her resilience, resourcefulness and results." Jerry Shedden, President of Wetlands Construction
“Allison is a true professional - I have known her for years, since she owned a successful structural engineering business. Now that Allison is running Coppia she approached me asking me if I would consider doing a DISC profile - I told her that I had done tons of those over my career and at the moment well, wasn’t a priority. She really encouraged me to do this one and made it impossible to pass up. Once I did mine…. our management team was next, from there it spring boarded to the entire team. Then phase 2 – we all got together and did a communications mini seminar that Allison facilitated and it was terrific! Everyone has a much better understanding of how to effectively communicate in the way that their teammate understands and for them to get their desired result. It was direct, straight forward, a great investment of time and money! Thank you Allison at Coppia, we are excited about continuing to work with you, You really do make a difference and we are excited to see the new programs you will be running!”...Tiffany Stuart, Dynamic Office & Accounting Solutions, Danville, CA
“Allison understands business and people, a rare combination! And knows how to grow both from the inside out. Her unique talent lies in asking powerful & provocative questions that speed up the process of moving individuals, teams and organizations to the next level of success. Reach out, get to know Allison, you will find her to be a giver!” Jim Horan, Founder & President, The One Page Business Plan®
"...Allison has always impressed me with her incisive and probing comments and lively discussions that cover a wide breadth of topics ranging from human resources, banking and finance, billing and collections, budgeting,marketing and succession planning-to name a few...Allison is able to listen,analyze and offer rational solutions to very emotionally charged issues dealing with family-run and closely held businesses..." Tom Enright, Goldstein Enright Accountancy Corporation, San Ramon, CA
“I was a struggling solo entrepreneur in graphic design and illustration looking to gain renewed confidence and a clearer path towards better success. With Allison as my coach, she helped me to examine, consider and strategize ways to enact effective and pragmatic changes in how I go about my daily life, both personal and professional. I have found her to be a great conversationalist and an excellent listener. She brings a wealth of business acumen and experience that I think is unparalleled. What's more, she truly embodies the positive values that she preaches and expects the most from her clients as well. The long and short: I can't recommend Allison highly enough. I am grateful for everything she has done to help me succeed, and I'm deeply indebted.” Curtis Wissler, Eyedentikit Oakland, CA
"I have worked with Allison over years. During this time, the economy was changing rapidly. Her strategic insights helped operations remain profitable. Furthermore, I found her operations knowledge extensive, particularly with respect to small business issues. Working in a smaller operation with my wife, I had particular interests and concerns. Others in the firm have to work with a husband and wife team, and personnel and administrative challenges must be handled with care. Allison helped guide our firm through some difficult personnel and administrative challenges, and our company is much better for it. I now have a balanced life, one in which my wife and I can pursue our own interests, as well as those that we share in common. People at work are at ease, productive and stable. The company is doing well, even in challenging economic times, and I thank Allison for her valuable consultation." Mark Cohen, Cohen Volk, & Drabkin, Lafayette, CA